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A Nor’easter blew through. Our solar guy climbed on roofs to see the results

Hurricane-force wind gusts hit New England during a late October storm, damaging at least one rooftop solar array and leading Commercial Solar Guy to offer a few pointers.

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Large format modules present a new set of challenges

As modules change in size and form factor, ripple effects are felt across the entire solar industry, requiring tweaks, modifications, and outright changes to longstanding project development and construction practices.

Watch: Roll-forming solar racking system for ballasted membrane roofs

The novel system secures panels on ballasted roofs and is intended not to compromise the roof’s structural integrity.

Sunrise brief: Rooftop solar in Hawaii gets a boost from a new incentive program

Also on the rise: A big solar + storage project in New Mexico secures construction financing, and racking and tracker company OMCO Solar offers a business update.

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Reinventing utility scale solar from the ground up – literally!

Erthos forgoes tracking mounts and installs utility-scale solar directly on the dirt.

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New ASCE committee will focus on advancing the reliability of solar PV structures

The Structural Engineering Institute committee will focus on the structural and geotechnical design of structures that support PV modules on building rooftops, carports, and ground mount facilities.

BayWa r.e. becomes a Canadian distributor of Polar Racking

The announcement highlights Polar’s history of excelling in extreme weather and on difficult terrain.

Sunrise brief: Energy storage enters service for electric cooperative

Also on the rise: Goodyear to add solar at an Innovation Center, NextEra Energy Partners expands a finance arrangement, Solar FlexRack supports a Bahamas project, and California’s annual budget aims to boost support for long-duration storage and ZEVs.

GP Joule breaks ground on 100 MW Canadian solar portfolio

The three 35 MW projects have to be designed to fit environmental challenges, including hurricane-force winds.

Product roundup: Robotic cleaners, mobile EV charging, inverter company, and more

Check out this week’s list of some of the newest announcements related to clean energy products.

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